Protecting your precious cargo when hitting the road is important. Before you go for a cruise, it’s crucial that you find a suitable car seat, install it properly, and follow the rules of the road to ensure your little one’s safety. Crystal Pichon, a Nationally Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician Instructor at The Safety Place, recommends the following:
- Follow best practice recommendations set forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics. A recent update made to the car seat recommendations strongly suggests that children should use car seats and booster seats until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by the child safety seat.
- Seek hands-on help installing car seats from a certified professional. The Safety Place offers the Buckle Boogie program that educates the community about the proper use of car seats, booster seats, and seat belt fit. Parents can schedule an appointment to learn correct car seat use/installation and key information to better protect their children in and around vehicles.